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Customs / Re: order of doing things
« on: June 09, 2013, 06:19:40 PM »
i don't prime so that might be why i don't see the issue. i know a lot of people prime but i've never found it necessary to complete a pony.

i always bait first, but it depends on my design if i hair, paint or sculpt next. i don't mind hairing last, but sometimes i need the tail in, or the head on, before i sculpt or add cloth clothing. sometimes i just prefer to put the hair in first and work the custom around that.

to protect full body repaints while hairing i always seal the row of holes especially well with an acrylic brush on sealer.

last step is always triple thick on the eyes.

Trader & Shipping Support / Re: Dollyhair "process fee"?
« on: June 02, 2013, 08:08:45 PM »
it's all well and good to have both sides of opinions well stated. the sad fact is many of us have left DH due to Tina's issues. i order elsewhere now and altho i won't go blabbing about it here, it is easy enough to pm me if you're curious.  either way i've been done with DH and even before that i always dealt with her cautiously. a 7 yo thread is relevant if the person in question has made no changes to her business practices. i personally have been burned by Tina enough times to expect her current "good job" status will falter shortly and we're all gonna have grumble threads again. i promise to keep the laughter to myself

Customs / Re: Need help styling some monofiber silky hair.
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:34:04 PM »
boiling water, curling iron all of it works. i love monofiber and it's really fun to play with actually. just don't go over 400 degrees and it'll be fine.

Customs / Re: Favorite RetroDolls haircolors?
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:30:44 PM »
i've really taken to the kanekalon offered. monofiber too is great because of it's heat reistance tho. and it's so soft and silky. sadly most of my projects are WIP's or i could show you

Customs / Re: She me the pony you are most proud of
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:27:03 PM »
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a purely selfish choice because i made her for me. but i did a lot of things i normally only do on canvas and it turned out really well.

Customs / Re: A Raffle to benefit Reed -- WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:00:35 AM »
oh thanks! what a pleasant surprise!

Customs / Re: More Korean (sorta) inspried ponies!
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:01:21 PM »
Not familiar with the series, but you have some fun stuff going on there.  Though the pony with the hat makes me think Mexican. 

fans understand. i know it's hard to understand something only a small group of people are into. but i appreciate the kind comments.

Customs / Re: More Korean (sorta) inspried ponies!
« on: April 03, 2013, 01:08:08 PM »
thanks guys! both recievers seemed really happy to get them! i'd post a link to the vid but they're not completely family friendly

Customs / Re: RDUS Delays
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:18:31 AM »
Shans is trying to get back up on her feet, but has been in and out of the hospital. if your have questions please email retrodollsus @  she is having trouble getting out of bed to get to the computer but is grateful to everyone for being patient with everything as it is happening.

Customs / More Korean (sorta) inspried ponies!
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:15:59 AM »

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Simon from

made as a random gift ^_^ from a McD's bait pony. i removed the plastic tail, and rehaired with ululu nylon from his ranch and doritos are made form apoxie sculpt, and his sombrero from lumina. all painted with acrylic paints.

oh an random note... i was really puzzled by Simon's eyes. they look hazel in the videos but i was unsure. hazel is a funny color, i have a child with dark hazel and one with greyish hazel... anyway i painted his in a light brownish hazel with blue and green tinges of color. then i watched a video and Martina said his eyes are hazel! so i was kinda happy! but again hazel is a funny eye color full of mischief so i hope i got them slightly right at the very least!

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Martina from

made as a random gift ^_^ from a McD's bait pony. i removed the plastic tail, and rehaired with saran hair in sun kissed from and thermal raspberry from her hair accessories are all made from apoxie sculpt. all painted with acrylic paints.

oh and by thermal raspberry hair i mean it turns white when it's warm. she looked really funny when i boiled her bangs down because it was bright white instead of pink.

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Spudgy is Simon and Martina's dog from

made as a random gift ^_^ from a McD's bait pony. i removed the plastic tail, resculpted his legs a bit (my knife was out for blood!) and then chopped off his pony ears to sculpt doggy ears. then the amazing and 3 or 4 hour long tedious task of fur sculpting done with apoxie sculpt. i'm so so so glad i decided to do a shaved spudgy.... also his one eye is blind, i think i got the correct eye. *shrugs* all painted with acrylic paints.

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Dr. Meemersworth is Simon and Martina's cat from

made as a random gift ^_^ from a McD's bait pony. i removed the plastic tail and the ears to reculpt with apoxie a cat tail and scottish fold ears. all painted with acrylic paints

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so.... i finally made ponies with MissKika-esque eyes. i've wanted to do a pony based on art of hers before, but... i could never decide which! everything is amazing and i was so busy going back and forth between favorites i eventually just ignored the project. but now, not only can i celebrate the blog's anniversary, i can create these as a gift for her and her ever loving fiance, Nara, and enter their fanart contest all at once! yay!!!!!!!!!!!! so i was finished painting like last week, but i ran out of blonde hair on Martina from so i had to order more. I USED AND ENTIRE HANK OF NYLON FROM RETRODOLLSUS.COM IN ELLE ALONE! well ok, technically i have like 5 plugs of decadence left, but really, what can i use only 5 plugs on? Nara, on the other hand, used only a reasonable amount of roasted chestnut monofiber also from

both were painted and sealed with acrylics by hand by yours truly. hair was boiled and styled by me as well. i hope Elle and Nara like them enough to give me an address to which i can send these lil ponies, cause it's hard to give a gift if you can't send it....

also... because these eyes are not my style, and are based heavily off of MissKika's art style i will not be repeating them, even tho, yes, they are very awesome. if you don't know it yet, you will, my normal pony eyes are pretty awesome too! XD


Slight edit for content ~ CSA

i'm really sorry. i've been making them and shipping them for RDUS, and i could swear i sent all shipments out! i'm making new this week, can i make it up to you by doubling the order at no extra charge? RDUS does have some in stock atm but she's really ill right now too, and since i was the one who shipped your order i'll make it up.

Shannon got your email and pm and is going to try to reply today. she has been having trouble getting to the computer to reply but will try.

Customs / Re: Kairi FOR SALE ~ PIC HEAVY
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:24:04 PM »
you already know i love her! koi get me every time! especially when detailed so well

Customs / Re: Rooting hair before anything else
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:17:33 PM »
depends on my mood which one i do first. and it often depends on which one i do first what colors come next! lol. i've fbred by hand once with the hair still in, wasn't bad. but as messy as i get with paint and sculpting i don't know what y'all (aside from airbrushing) are worried about. i've never had an issue that a quick shampoo and condition didn't fix.

Customs / Re: it's been a long time... 2 customs to show
« on: March 03, 2013, 11:15:13 PM »
thank you, everyone, for your comments!

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